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Windows 7: Avira Premium Security Suite 10 review:PC Mag

06 Apr 2010   #1

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Avira Premium Security Suite 10 review:PC Mag


Bottom Line

This edition of Avira Premium Security Suite corrects a couple big problems from the last edition, and its spam protection is quite good. Its malware protection is only OK, however, and the firewall, while effective, is unusually cryptic. You can do better.

Effective at keeping malware out of a clean system. Accurate spam filtering. Firewall blocks exploits and detects them by name.

Failed to block real-world attack by rogue anti-malware during testing. Spam filter appreciably slows e-mail download. Weak phishing protection. Rudimentary parental control and backup. Firewall popup queries unusually confusing.

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06 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Avira got a bad review as well in the current issue of Maximum PC.
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07 Apr 2010   #3

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I still maintain the best way to go is MSE and Malwarebytes combined with common sense.
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07 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Here were the pros and cons of MSE according to Maximum PC

  • 10 second install time
  • sailed through synthetic spyware and malware tests
  • thwarted attempts to inflict damage with genuine payloads
  • Slow scanning speeds with no improvement in subsequent scans
  • Power users don't have much fine grain control over settings
  • No ability to increase detection during a known scare or drop it if it hits false positives

The maximum PC test of Avira looked at their free product only

  • Basic spyware protection
  • Fast initial scans and even faster subsequent scans.
  • When using a known trojan with genuine payload, it failed to stop it, the virus disabled UAC, knocked out access to Task manager, and blocked AntiVir from running scans
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